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2011 Festival of Trees — a Winter Wonderland

This year’s Festival of Trees is going to be a Winter Wonderland event filled with entertainment and giving. 

Applications are available at the Ross Aragon Community Center office. Pick one up, fill it out and support your favorite local non-profit.  The application deadline is Nov. 14.  

Make plans to attend the most festive event of the season and enjoy great food from local restaurants and great entertainment provided by local high school students. 

Vote for your favorite charity or tree to ensure their spot in the live auction. 

A special tree preview, with cookies and hot cocoa, will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1, and the silent auction will begin. 

The Festival of Trees event will take place Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m. 

Tickets are on sale at the community center and Higher Grounds.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. 

Homemade auction items are needed to support the community center.

 Free programs

 Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Call the center with any questions, 264-4152.

 Pickleball. Winter Schedule:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-10 a.m.  If you need a pickleball fix, join us.  Loaner paddles are available.  If you would like to learn the game of pickleball, join us from 9–11 a.m. to learn this fun and exciting game.  Contact Fran if you have any questions, 884-3184.

 Tai Chi. No experience is necessary. Join instructors Pam Kircher and Anna O’Reilly. Classes are Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Please wear flat-soled shoes and bring water. Class is open to everyone.

 Duplicate Bridge.  Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Call Stan, 731-2217 or e-mail Stan at

 Pagosa Bridge 4 Fun. Monday’s, 12:30-4 p.m. For more information contact the Community Center, 264-4152.

 Hoopsters. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. Warren and the guys are waiting for you to come out and play. They will play with just about anyone. The Hoopsters are a great group of guys getting out there twice a week for a good game of b-ball.

 Yoga.  Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. and Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Rejuvenate with us. Please bring a mat or towel. Call the center with questions, 264-4152.

 Meditation on the Breath.  Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 11-11:30 a.m. Call the center for information.

 Dance for Life-Vinyasa Flow.  Mondays and Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. Call Helena for information, 731-5529.

 Belly Dancing. We offer a beginners’ class, 1–2:30 p.m. and an intermediate class from 2:30–3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  Learn this beautiful art; it is great exercise and lots of fun. Contact Carla for more information, 731-3117.

 The Ancient Art of the Hand Drumming.  Percussionist Carla Roberts teaches drumming every Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.  This is a beginner to intermediate instruction on the goblet shaped hand drum. Call the center for more information, 264-4152.

 Israeli Folk Dance. Wednesday 7-9:30 p.m.  Learn this unique type of dance and have a great time while getting exercise. All experience levels welcome. Call Kim Hartfiel if you have questions, 946-7285.

Al-Anon:   Meets Thursdays at noon at the Ross Aragon Community Center.  For information contact the center, 264-4152

 Let’s Dance. Temporarily meeting at the community center, Monday 9 a.m., and Tuesday at 7 p.m.


Thursday, Nov. 10: Yoga, 10-11 a.m.; Meditation on the Breath, 11-11:30 a.m.; Al-Anon, noon-1 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m; Chimney Rock, 6-8 p.m.

 Friday, Nov. 11: Community center Closed;  Veterans Day breakfast, 7:30-11 a.m.

 Saturday, Nov. 12: Scrapbooking club, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

 Sunday, Nov. 13: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

 Monday, Nov. 14:  Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Yoga, 10-11 a.m.; Meditation on the Breath, 11-11:30 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4:00 p.m.

 Tuesday, Nov. 15:  Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jonng, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

 Wednesday, Nov. 16: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Dance for Life-Vinyasa Flow, 10-11 a.m.; Meditation on the Breath, 11-11:30 a.m.;  Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; Weight Watchers, 5-6 p.m.;  Israeli Folk Dance 7-9:30 p.m.

 Thursday, Nov. 17:  Yoga, 10-11 a.m.; Meditation on the Breath, 11-11:30 a.m.; Al-Anon, noon-1 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

 The Ross Aragon Community Center has the space you are looking for.  We have reasonably priced rooms to meet your event needs.  Our rates range from $6 to $90 per hour. Room sizes for 20, 40, 50, 90 or 500 people.

 The community center hours are Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.

 The center is located at 451 Hot Springs Blvd. Phone 264-4152, e-mail:

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